Orange County tourism tax dollar collections take slight dip in April compared to March
While the total number of monthly tax collections from hotel and resort stays in Orange County are higher than they were this time last year, the total number of tourism tax dollars collected in April was slightly lower than the number collected in March, according to the latest report from the Orange County Comptroller’s Office.
Ally Bank ends overdraft fees, a first for large US banks
Ally Financial says it is ending overdraft fees entirely on all of its bank products becoming the first large U.S. bank to end overdraft fees across its entire business.
Dream job? Get paid $2,000 to play video games with one friend
If someone told you you could earn money playing video games but you had to play for 21 hours and you could only pick one friend to help you do it, who would it be?
Amazon to buy MGM, studio behind James Bond and ‘Shark Tank’
Online shopping giant Amazon is buying MGM, the movie and TV studio behind James Bond, “Legally Blonde” and “Shark Tank,” with the hopes of filling its video streaming service with more stuff to watch.
As job openings increase, do people really want to return to work?
There’s clearly a labor shortage at the moment, and many are blaming the fact that people simply don’t want to return to work after being told to stay at home for so long due to the pandemic. But is this true?
US jobless claims fall again as some states end federal aid
Fewer Americans sought unemployment aid last week — the latest encouraging sign for the rebounding U.S. economy — just as Republican-led states are moving to cut off a federal benefit for the jobless.
When demand is greater than supply: 10 items that are in shortage right now
Anyone who has taken an economics class knows the importance of where the demand and supply curve intersect, but right now, for many common items, that point is nowhere close to existence.
Walmart sales still strong as pandemic eases, stimulus helps
Walmart raised its annual earnings forecast on Tuesday after delivering better-than-expected results in the first quarter that showed shoppers, flush with U.S. stimulus payments, splurged on clothing, as well as lawn and garden items.
While gas prices increase in other states, cost of fuel in Florida remains steady
Steve Slechta filled up his truck at the Wawa in Casselberry on Monday and although he uses diesel, he’s happy to hear prices didn’t increase by much this week.
Gov. Ron DeSantis signs ‘education choice’ bill into law, expanding private school scholarships for low-income students
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Florida’s “education choice” bill into law Tuesday during a ceremonial signing at a Catholic school in South Florida, expanding the eligibility for students to receive scholarship support to attend private school.
Application process with FCC for discount on broadband internet to begin this week
The application process with the Federal Communications Commission for a discount on broadband internet will begin on Wednesday.
Vaccine maker BioNTech says no need to waive patents
The head of German pharmaceutical company BioNTech said Monday that there is no need to waive patents on coronavirus vaccines because manufacturers will be able to produce enough shots to supply the world over the coming year.
Big US job gain expected -- if employers found enough workers
The recovery of America’s job market hit a pause last month as many businesses — from restaurants and hotels to factories and construction companies — struggled to find enough workers to catch up with a rapidly strengthening economic rebound.
Florida’s water quality prompts questions: Bottled, or is there a better solution?
Florida ranks among the worst states in America when it comes to water quality, just behind Texas, according to one guest on “You Have Real Estate With Attorney Justin Clark.”
US recovery from pandemic recession is showing momentum
Powered by consumers and fueled by government aid, the U.S. economy is achieving a remarkably fast recovery from the recession that ripped through the nation last year on the heels of the coronavirus and cost tens of millions of Americans their jobs and businesses.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs online sales tax bill estimated to produce $1 billion a year
Gov. Ron DeSantis signs into law a plan to require out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases made by Floridians.
Housing market remains hot: It’s still a good time to buy or sell, experts say
With the recent news that the eviction moratorium has been extended, what does it mean for tenants and landlords?
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he doesn’t favor raising unemployment benefits
Gov. Ron DeSantis said he doesn’t favor raising Florida’s unemployment benefits, which are some of the nation’s lowest, but is focused instead on getting people back to work.